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One Million Brits Send Blair E-Petitions In 2 months
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The U.K. Web site hosted 2,410 live petitions Wednesday morning, when the one-millionth petitioner signed.

Information Week wrote:
British Prime Minister Tony Blair has received more than 1 million signatures on electronic petitions since 10 Downing Street began accepting them in November.

Blair's office reported this week that the e-petitions encouraged people to state their views and engage in dialogue. The one-millionth petitioner signed a request that live music and dance be protected from regulation, officials said during a morning briefing this week.

The e-petition service is still in beta. Web site visitors can view the petitions online by popularity ranking, or beginning with the most recently submitted petition. Two of the top five most popular petition topics relate to technology.

One protests a planned switch to national identity cards. The petition protesting the ID cards states that the cards won't prevent terrorism or crime. Another opposes vehicle tracking. That one had more than 637,500 signatures by Friday morning.

"The idea of tracking vehicles at all times is sinister and wrong," the most popular petition states.


Blair's office announced that the Web site hosted 2,410 live petitions Wednesday morning, when the one-millionth petitioner signed. People submitted 4,391 separate e-petitions since officials launched the e-petitions page Nov. 13. Officials rejected 1,008 petitions for not meeting terms and conditions. Rejected petitions are posted separately for transparency.

Why doesn't it tell you if you haven't accepted terms, or that you have been rejected?!!

The e-petition software for the site is open source, licensed under the Affero General Public License. Visitors are encouraged to view the source code and create their own e-petition sites.

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Heres some of the most recent most popular... somewhat very genuine petitions, with flawed policies that are being opposed! I would sign every one of them listed below, and I havevery strong support for all, except  Royal Surrey County Hospital Guildford I woudn't know about lol

Hopefully they will have an impact


Scrap the planned vehicle tracking and road pricing policy (639438 signatures)
repeal the Hunting Act 2004. (22196 signatures)
reduce the classified period for census data from 100 years to 70 years (16167 signatures)
scrap the proposed introduction of ID cards (14927 signatures)
Save the Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford from cuts or closure (14252 signatures)

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